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The Cello Music of Leo Ornstein

Abstract In addition to his many other works, Russian-American composer Leo Ornstein (1893-2002) contributed a substantial body of literature for cello and piano, including Sonata No. 1 (1915-1916), Sonata No. 2 (circa 1920), Composition No. 1 (date unknown), Two Pieces (date unknown), and Six Preludes (1930-1931). His cello music is an eclectic mix of twentieth-century Neoromantic and atonal styles. This study includes a recording of the complete works for cello and piano by Leo Ornstein and a description of the music that details the formal procedures and how the cello and piano relate to one another. The discussion offers extensive musical examples in support of the descriptions. The recording was completed at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alb... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Alvarez, Rodolfo Nicolas (Author) / Landschoot, Thomas (Advisor) / Rotaru, Catalin (Committee member) / Jiang, Danwen (Committee member) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / cello / Ornstein / piano
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 105 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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Description Dissertation/Thesis
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Description Six Preludes, Prelude III
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Description Six Preludes, Prelude IV
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Description Six Preludes, Prelude V
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Description Six Preludes, Prelude VI
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Description Composition No. 1
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Description Sonata No. 1, Mvt.1
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Description Sonata No. 1, Mvt.2
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Description Sonata No. 1, Mvt.3
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Description Sonata No. 1, Mvt. 4
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Description Sonata No. 2
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Description Two Pieces, No.1
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Description Two Pieces, No.2
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Description Six Preludes, Prelude I
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Description Six Preludes, Prelude II